Napping for workplace productivity
If you’re anything like me, you constantly have to suppress the urge to put your head down on your desk and take a mid-afternoon nap at work. Well, a new article published in Psychology News Today says that perhaps a short nap can be beneficial to your cognitive functioning and workplace productivity. The article titled, “Nap Your Way to the Top”, also noted the importance of napping for mood enhancement.
Despite the fact that most bosses equate naps with laziness, the article also discusses the plight of one New York city-based company, MetroNaps, a company that is touting the benefits of napping in workplaces everywhere.
MetroNaps offers “fatigue mitigation” services for companies big and small, including sleep assessments (testing and interviews to determine if employees are sleep-deprived and how that may be affecting their work) and the installation of futuristic bed-chairs called EnergyPods. Company headquarters also has a quiet retreat in the Empire State Building for clients to sleep during the day
If your workplace hasn’t accepted the idea of napping for productivity, I suggest utilizing your lunch break for taking advantage of the power nap.
Bechdel, J. (2008). Napping for workplace productivity. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 7, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/04/21/napping-for-workplace-productivity/